SCI-Houtzdale Inmate Killed

A state prison inmate is accused of killing his cellmate.

State troopers in Clearfield say 59-year-old Albert Keitel was an inmate at SCI-Houtzdale, where he was punched and kicked in the head by his 43-year-old cellmate on August 2. Keitel died Sunday in Altoona Hospital.

Police are not identifying the suspect while they continue the investigation, including a review of pending autopsy results.

Police say the incident happened after both men returned to their cell from work assignments about 1 p.m. that day.

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